Absurdist Fiction


Author David S. Atkinson discusses absurdist and weird fiction.

Mentioned in the episode:

David S. Atkinson’s website

Not Quite So Stories

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories

George Sanders

H.P. Lovecraft

Lewis Carroll’s  “Hunting of the Snark”

Nikolai Gogol

Franz Kafka

Angie Tribeca

Eugène Ionesco

Etgar Keret

Nathaniel Tower

Aimee Bender

Timothy Gager

Treating a Sick Animal Flash and Micro Fictions

Nagging Wives Foolish Husbands

Amelia Gray

Museum of the Weird

Gutshot: Stories

Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes

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